The Breakfast Program has once again partnered with Ten Thousand Villages for a holiday shopping fundraiser. Please consider doing some holiday shopping at Ten Thousand Villages between November 27th and December 8th. If you mention The Breakfast Program we will receive 15% of your purchase. This is a great way to support a local business and The Breakfast Program at the same time! Ten Thousand Villages is located at 303 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor.
At the end of September we had an opportunity to gather and celebrate 35 years of serving breakfast every single morning. Our volunteers, donors, and community supporters were able to spend time socializing and enjoying lunch. In honor of the 35th anniversary we dedicated a volunteer memorial plaque in the parish hall, honoring those volunteers who have passed away. I would like to extend a special thanks to Phil MacBride, Shauna Revello Wilson, Mary Edwards, and Stephanie Morgan for all of their hard work on this event.
Country Music Legend Ricky Skaggs Headlines ‘Docabilly!’ Set for March 3, 8 p.m.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 concert benefitting The Breakfast at St. Andrew’s!
Acoustic Routes Concerts and The Ark just announced that country music legend and 15-time Grammy® winner Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder will headline the concert, called Docabilly! – a celebration of the life and music of Arthel “Doc” Watson on March 3, 2018 – what would have been Doc’s 95th birthday.
The emcee for the evening is the Rev. Lisa Tucker-Gray, the newly installed rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Toledo, Ohio who is an accomplished singer herself. She is also the daughter of the former long-time director of the Breakfast at St. Andrew’s, the Rev. Svea Gray.
All profits from the concert go to the Breakfast at St. Andrew’s, where they will be used to purchase food supplies and offset expenses, such as cleaning, heating and maintenance.
Tickets to Docabilly! start at $55 and are on sale through The Ark box office and the University of Michigan Ticket Office, 734-763-TKTS.
2018 Benefit Concert
The Breakfast Program will celebrate 35 years on Sunday September 24, 2017 at noon. All are welcome. If you would like to attend and you have not yet sent and RSVP please send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
‘The Love Hangover’ Celebrates the Love Song
Three of Michigan’s hottest Americana bands and a moonlighting priest will explore the love song in all its guises at The Love Hangover, a benefit concert for the Breakfast at St. Andrew’s at The Ark on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
This is the 8th annual benefit at The Ark for the Breakfast program, with about $65,000 raised to date.
Throughout the night, the artists will mine their catalogs and favorite covers for love songs that make people laugh, swoon, dance and cry in their beer.
• The Whiskey Charmers (Detroit) feature Carrie Shepard, the Detroit Metro Times’ best singer/songwriter of 2016, with Lawrence Daversa on guitar. Critics call their bluesy, Western-influenced sound “silk and steel…heartache and whiskey.”
• Plain Jane Glory (Muskegon) is husband and wife duo Michael Boxer and Laura Crosswait. Performing with a full band for The Love Hangover, their harmonies and arrangements are honest, passionate, heartfelt, eclectic and nostalgic all at once.
• The Flutter and Wow (Detroit), a five-piece band led by singer-songwriter Tasha Lord, have been nominees for multiple Detroit Music Awards since 2012, including Best Folk Band, Best Acoustic Band and Outstanding Americana Vocalist.
• The Very Rev. Dr. Lisa Tucker-Gray (Ann Arbor) By day the rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Plymouth, Lisa Tucker-Gray’s adventures in music have taken her from the off-Broadway stage to cabaret and musical theater productions in Europe and around the country, including the national touring company of “Some Like it Cole,” a Cole Porter tribute. She is also the daughter of Rev. Svea Gray of Ann Arbor, who led the Breakfast at St. Andrew’s for 30 years.
Tickets are on sale now for $30 (all general admission) at The Ark box office, http://theark.org and through the Michigan Union Ticket Office by calling 734-763-TKTS. While quantities last, tickets may also be purchased by check at the St. Andrew’s parish office.
Buy Tickets for Our 2017 Benefit Concert
2016 is almost over and we are ringing in the New Year with a lot of exciting changes at The Breakfast at St. Andrew’s.
First, we have this beautiful new website. There are still some last-minute details to work out, but our new site will provide you with all of the information you need for volunteering or donating to The Breakfast at St. Andrew’s.
Coming soon is our new volunteer management system that will be replacing Signup Genius. This program is cutting edge and will be significantly easier for volunteers to use. You will also have access to the system directly from this website.
One thing we will never change is our free breakfast service from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. every single day no matter what. 2017 will be our 35th anniversary, and serving breakfast every day for 35 years is a feat we can all be very proud of. Keep watching the website for updates on how we plan to celebrate in 2017.